Senioritis is bad. Very, very bad.
I'm writing this post primarily because it's what's been on my mind for months, but also for any future high school seniors who might read this and learn from my mistake.
I've never been crazy about school, but this year has just been awful for me. I pretty much stopped trying to do homework after first quarter, and it's come back to bite me in the butt, hard. It's finals week and I'm scrambling to make up all of my late assignments, and believe me, there's a lot of them. The sad part is, I probably would have kept going at the rate I was if my mom hadn't threatened to pull me off the school trip I'm supposed to go on this spring break to Great Britain. Now, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I can pull my bad grades up to at least C minuses in the next week.
It's not just the trip I'm worried about. I've come to realize that senior year isn't just something I can blow off and treat like it doesn't matter. It's probably the most important year before I go to college because I'm developing my work ethic and study habits that I'll have there. So far, I've only nurtured habits of procrastination and apathy. My New Year's resolution is to turn my attitude around and start to take pride in my schoolwork.
Basically, my advice to future seniors would be to not let the imminent case of Senioritis affect your performance in school, even after you've already been accepted to a college regardless of your grades, like I was. Life's a lot better when you're not stressing an entire quarter's worth of stress during finals week, and I'm willing to bet college work will seem a lot easier if you've built good study habits during high school.